Woodland Pattern Book Center is excited to host Cecilia Vicuña as part of Women of the Archives, a series of readings, workshops, and exhibitions celebrating women who have made a significant contribution to our history.
Participants in this workshop are asked to bring with them some notes and thoughts for the healing of earth, and together we will use these notes to compose and create a collective quipu.
The Inca writing system known as the quipu is a knotted page of information which could be easily transported and translated across the wide expanses of South America. Vicuña began working with the quipu as visual/verbal artwork in the mid-’60s as a way of "hearing an ancient silence waiting to be heard."
ALL are welcome, no prior knowledge of or experience with quipu is necessary.
Vicuña's Woodland Pattern exhibition, No quipu, no book, will open at 3 pm on Saturday, October 31, and a ticketed performance will take place at 7 pm. Register for this workshop, and receive FREE admission to Vicuña's performance.